Elianos, 21. Szazad, Sonia Draga, Topseller, Vulkan, and Ikar have acquired, at auctions, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese excl. Brazil, Serbian, and Slovak rights, respectively, to Anonymous’ The Kingfisher Secret, a political thriller inspired by whispers within the intelligence community and featuring a controversial and wealthy tycoon who is running for President of the United States. The deals were arranged by Ron Eckel at Cooke International, working in association with Nike Davarinou at Read n’ Right, Orsi Meszaros at Katai & Bolza, Agata Zabowska at Book/lab, Maru de Montserrat at International Editors’ Co., Vuk Perisic at PLIMA, and Kristin Olson at Kristin Olson Literary Agency, on behalf of Jared Bland at McClelland & Stewart. Rights previously sold in Germany to Heyne, in Italy to Longanesi, in Spain to Planeta, and in the UK to Century.

Elika Editrice, Alexandra Kiado, and Futami Shobo have acquired World Italian, World Hungarian, and World Japanese rights, respectively, to Michael Matthews’ bestselling fitness guide, Bigger Leaner Stronger. The deal was arranged by Hana El Niwairi at Cooke International, working in association with Federica Graceffa at The Italian Literary Agency, Orsi Meszaros at Katai & Bolza, and Nami Horiike at The English Agency Japan, on behalf of Rick Broadhead & Associates. Rights previously sold to Faro in Brazil, China Machine Press for Simplified Chinese characters, Talent Sport in France, Narayana in Germany, Daesung Publishing in Korea, JK in Poland, Eksmo in Russia, Editorial Paidotribo in Spain, Citadella in the Slovak Republic, Epsilon in Turkey, and Rosebooks in Vietnam.

Italian publisher Black Coffee has acquired World Italian rights to Claudia Dey’s wild, imaginative novel, Heartbreaker. The deal was arranged by Hana El Niwairi at Cooke International, working in association with Federica Graceffa at The Italian Literary Agency, on behalf of Martha Webb at CookeMcDermid. Rights previously sold to The Borough Press in the UK and Random House in the US.

Italian publisher Longanesi and Spanish publisher Planeta have acquired, in pre-empts, Italian and Spanish rights to Anonymous’ The Kingfisher Secret, a political thriller inspired by whispers within the intelligence community and featuring a controversial and wealthy tycoon who is running for President of the United States. The deals were arranged by Ron Eckel at Cooke International, in association with The Italian Literary Agency and International Editors’ Co., on behalf of Jared Bland at McClelland & Stewart. Rights previously sold to Century in the UK and Heyne in Germany, for simultaneous publication with McClelland & Stewart in October 2018.

Rights to David Chariandy's award-winning novel, BROTHER, sold in 10 territories, most recently: world German to Ullstein Verlag in a 5-figure deal, world Italian to Chiarelettere, and world Croatian to HENA, by Ron Eckel at Cooke International working in association with Hannah Fosh at Liepman Agency, Federica Graceffa at The Italian Literary Agency, and Vuk Perisic at PLIMA, respectively, on behalf of Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists and Martha Kanya-Forstner at McClelland & Stewart.

World French rights, excl. Canada, Canada French rights, and World Italian rights. to Susin Nielsen’s middle-grade novel, NO FIXED ADDRESS, to Hélium Editions, Groupe d’édition la courte échelle, and Editrice Il Castoro, respectively, by Ron Eckel at Cooke International on behalf of Hilary McMahon at Westwood Creative Artists and Tara Walker at Tundra Books, in association with Clementine Gaisman of Intercontinental Literary Agency. rights@cookeinternational.com

Rights to Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's 12 RULES FOR LIFE: AN ANTIDOTE TO CHAOS, to Verbum in Croatia, Bokafelagio in Iceland, MyLife in Italy, and Fijorr in Poland, respectively, by Suzanne Brandreth at CookeInternational, in association with Vuk Perisic at Plima Literary Agency, Gregory Messina at Linwood Messina Literary Agency, Federica Graceffa at The Italian Agency, and Agata Zabowska at Book/Lab Literary Agency on behalf of Sally Harding at CookeMcDermid.